Hafeez returns to Pakistan Test squad after two years out

Updated October 01, 2018

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Hafeez will be a part of the 18-member squad for the Australia Test series. — File
Hafeez will be a part of the 18-member squad for the Australia Test series. — File

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday added veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez to an already sizable 17-member squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia.

While the Aussies had picked a standard 15 players for the series that begins October 7, Pakistan had raised a few eyebrows with its squad announcement by naming two more players than their counterparts in their squad.

The Inzamamul Haq-led selection committee today inducted Hafeez into the squad today, taking the roster's strength to 18.

The decision comes as a surprise also because the 37-year-old Hafeez last played the five-day format for Pakistan in 2016, and at his age international cricketers generally tend to focus on the shorter formats.